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Posts tagged “Ken Griffey Jr.

1985 Topps – Ken Griffey Sr.

Before ‘the Kid’ was a household name his father was helping the Big Red Machine win World Series titles. While those are great stories my favorite story of Ken is the back to back homers he hit with his son while playing in Seattle. Ken Sr. came up and hit a dinger. Just following your father in the lineup has to be a thrill. His son then probably at his peak jacked one. A historic moment, but I am sure one that every father and son wishes that they had. (more…)

1989 Upper Deck – Ken Griffey Jr.

I wondered if I should attempt this card at first. I had a picture of Ken that I found with the template for the 1989 Upper Deck card open. As I was putting it on the card I thought of the relevance his first card had on the industry in 1989. I opened unknown amounts of packs to try and get this card in 1989. In fact I don’t go to our mall in town anymore since it is mostly shut down, but once inside I see where the old card shop used to be. My first thought is of that ’89 Upper Deck card of the kid. (more…)

1985 Fleer – Ken Griffey Jr.

I did not get to see Griffey too much during his short time with the White Sox. I think almost every picture I took of him though will end up on this site attached to a card. I really enjoyed watching the Kid play so I have tried to make as many cards of him as I can. (more…)

1987 Topps – Ken Griffey Jr.

Yet another 1987 Topps card? Yeah I made a few. This was another card made during the snowpocolypse. At first I was just going to make some White Sox cards, and it just snowballed from there. This is one of the first cards that I made during that run. (more…)

1952 Topps – Ken Griffey Jr.

Seeing that Topps is celebrating its 60th anniversary I thought that I would try to re-create the card that started it all. One of the most sought after cards is the 1952 Mickey Mantle card. It was fate that his career started at about the same time as Topps did. I have not tried this card before because of the autograph. My photoshop skills were also not good enough to figure out how to get the picture behind the nameplate and logo as well. I have gotten a little better to the point that I copied the logo and nameplate and made them into new layers. Having done that I had a large hole where the autograph should be. The answer to the autograph quandary was surprisingly simple. I used a google search for Ken’s autograph and found a few baseballs with is on. The baseballs had a white background which was perfect. I put that on the card, and it was complete. A couple days after making my oldest card I have now topped that. I thought a future hall of famer would be a good choice to put on the card. (more…)

1986 Donruss – Ken Griffey Jr.